Woj: Celtics and Lakers "engaged" in trade talks with Pelicans for Anthony Davis
So much for Rich Paul's threat.
Celtics and Lakers are engaged in trade talks with New Orleans on All-NBA star Anthony Davis, league sources tell me, @ZachLowe_NBA, @ramonashelburne and @WindhorstESPN. Lakers No. 4 pick has been discussed as trade chip to help Pels acquire high-level player in multi-team deals.
So far, Boston has been undeterred in pursuing Davis -- despite his agent insisting AD would be a 2020 flight risk in free agency. For Boston, Davis could still be its best case to keep Kyrie Irving. Story soon on https://t.co/XcwLHcsHadhttps://t.co/C9NwYJiObX
The Lakers have made Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and the No. 4 pick in the June 20 draft available in trade talks with the Pelicans, league sources say. New Orleans has made it known it hope to assemble a three-teams-or-more deal before surrendering Anthony Davis
Ainge wouldn't be doing his job if he wasn't talking to the Pelicans. Maybe he can parlay the threat of Davis walking in 2020 into surrounding less in a trade. Also you don't want the Lakers to get Davis for less than a full bounty. Celtics need to be in the talks if for no other reason than to bump up the cost for the Lakers (and Knicks).
Also, let's be honest, if there's one GM that's not scared to trade for a star despite the threat that he will leave, it's probably Danny.
Rich Paul says the Lakers are Jennifer Lopez. So which celebrity are the Celtics? (Feel free to reply with a picture) https://t.co/yi4Z5rs7da